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Fyffes receives CHEP Certificate of Sustainability

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The recognition is based on the reduction of the environmental impact of Fyffes banana, pineapple, and melon operations by implementing the pooling method created by CHEP

Fyffes, BB #:111359 one of the main importers of bananas and pineapples in Europe and the largest importer of melons in North America, receives the Certificate of Sustainability from CHEP BB #:160353, a logistics solutions company, for the environmental savings achieved between 2020 and 2021 through the implementation of the pooling method, a sustainable logistics model created by CHEP.

The pooling method consists of reusing pallets throughout the supply chain, which decreases the consumption of materials such as wood, reduces greenhouse gas emissions – the main cause of climate change – and sustains the development of the share and reuse industry. Thanks to the implementation of this fundamental component of the circular economy, Fyffes and CHEP achieved the following savings in the operations of bananas, pineapples and melons between July 2020 and June 2021:

399,944 dm3 of wood
3,422,543 kg of greenhouse gas emissions
321,358 kg of waste

The recognition granted to Fyffes is the result of an environmental impact study derived from the use of CHEP pallets compared to market alternatives. The logistics company uses specific software to perform a Life Cycle Analysis of its products, which considers their environmental impact following the methodology of the ISO-14044 standard.

This allows to certify their quality and to ensure that they have the lowest environmental impact possible. During the last two years, CHEP has delivered more than 25 certificates in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico) based on the results of their Life Cycle Analysis.

“Over the last decade, we have significantly reduced our carbon footprint through different initiatives that support Fyffes Global Sustainability Strategy. One of these is the use of CHEP pallets, reused and recycled to transport millions of boxes of our fruit around the world”, mentioned Luis Anchia, Regional Manager of Materials and Procurement of Fyffes. “Obtaining the Certificate of Sustainability is a recognition that makes us proud and motivates us to continue working for a better future.”

At the beginning of the partnership between the two companies in 2016 in Central America, Fyffes used CHEP pallets to transport melons from Honduras and Guatemala to North America and bananas from Costa Rica to Europe.

The success in the distribution and logistics of the operation of this last product led Fyffes to expand the use of CHEP pallets further in Central America, the United States and Europe, and the company recently added Colombia and Guatemala to the list. Furthermore, since 2019, 100% of the melons sent to North America are transported on CHEP pallets.

“As strategic allies of Fyffes, it is a great satisfaction for us to see the progress made in key countries and regions throughout Latin America. We hope that this positive collaboration will continue to be successful for many years to come, along with the continued strengthening of our commitment to positively impact our planet,” said Erick Pinot, Central America Country Manager & Commercial Director Mexico at CHEP.

About CHEP

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably, and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’ which is a fundamental piece of our Circular Economy Model. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g., dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail, and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 10,000 people and owns approximately 300 million pallets, crates, and containers through a network of more than 775 service centers, supporting more than 500,000 customer touchpoints for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s, and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in more than 55 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.

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About Fyffes

For over 130 years, Fyffes has brought a choice of tropical produce to countless millions around the world. We achieve the highest quality by nurturing relationships with our growers, supporting our employees, and diligently serving each link in the chain: production, procurement, shipping, ripening, distribution, and marketing.

This approach has earned Fyffes leadership across multiple markets; today we are the largest importer of Fairtrade certified bananas in the world. We are also one of the largest banana and pineapple importers in Europe and the biggest melon importer in North America. We became part of the Sumitomo Corporation in 2017, advancing our industry leadership in many exciting ways.